Since that day Tommy has gone from strength to strength, filming 12 series of Ground Force.
Tommy, along with co-presenter Charlie Dimmock also filmed an America version of the show for BBC America.
In 2007, Tommy took on a new challenge, pushing himself and his team right to the edge by going beyond anything he has previously attempted on TV; the task of building a new home in 60 days for £60K. It was built in the most eco and cost-friendly manner as possible, with construction materials which take into account eco benefits, cost, availability and ease of use.
Tommy also has a successful relationship with www.tradessupermarket.com which provides fantastic offers and tips and tricks for the tradesmen.
He also does many personal appearances from garden centres to store openings.